Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ornament re-issue write-up/Halloween video

Short little blog write-up about the Ornament vinyl re-issue.
http://totaltotality.blogspot.com/2012/11/moutheater-ornament-12.html?m=1


Moutheater (as Curmudgeon) covering Drain You, Scentless Apprentice, (an out of tune) On A Plain, and Endless Nameless from last month’s Halloween show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54t03c7YVzI&feature=youtube_gdata_player





Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ornament

After years of frustration regarding this record, Ornament has finally seen the light of day on vinyl thanks to Head2Wall Records.  Very limited run of just 250 records. 

Pressing info:
220-pink/black
24-green/green
6-pink/green

The pink/green and green/green LP's are already long gone.  Grab a pink/black at www.head2wallrecords.com or directly from us at www.swimhardercassettes.com.

We will also have copies at our upcoming shows:

w/ Jucifer on 12/7 @ Aletheia in Norfolk, VA

w/ Hour of 13 and Druglord on 12/15 @ Roger's in Chesapeake, VA

Give it a listen at www.moutheater.bandcamp.com.

There are also plans in the works to hit the road a little in 2013.  Details to come when we have them.

Still working on the new LP...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Heavy Shit for Jman

A two disc mix that I made for my brother-in-law. He's into Neurosis and Baroness and has seen High On Fire and Converge with me, just to give you an idea of where my head was at on this one. Nothing too obscure, just trying to give a few examples of some other stuff that's out there.

Disc 1
Church Of Misery-Master Of Brutality
Electric Wizard-I, The Witchfinder
Boris-Just Abandoned Myself
Cursed-Hell Comes Home
Neurosis-The Doorway
Godflesh-Merciless
Swans-Sex, God, Sex

Disc 2
High On Fire-Devilution
The Melvins-Night Goat
Tad-Emotional Cockroach
Druglord-Eternal Grave
Sunn O)))-Aghartha
Jesu-Heart Ache
Om-Unitive Knowledge Of The Godhead

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Moutheater Activities for the Remainder of 2012

-October 26th @ Aletheia in Norfolk, VA *Halloween Cover Show* (Moutheater is appearing as "Curmudgeon" and playing all Nirvana songs) w/ 138 (Misfits), Haunting The Chapel (Slayer), Cardinal (as The Smashing Pumpkins), and Stonewall (as Unbroken)

-December 7th @ Aletheia in Norfolk, VA w/ Jucifer and Severance Replay

-December 15th @ Roger's in Chesapeake, VA w/ Hour Of 13, Druglord, Horseskull, Night Hag, and Whorebath

Still working on a new LP. Slow but steady wins the race. We took a break to concentrate on the Curmudgeon set but we'll be back at it hammering away next month. More info as it comes.

Ornament LP's should be here any day now.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Test Press

Ornament test press came in the mail today and has been approved.  It’s been a long bumpy ride with this record. I’m excited to see it finally get a proper press on LP.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

DA @ Strange Matter

Video of my Debris Amour set in Richmond a few weeks ago.

http://vimeo.com/48189631

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Moutheater stuff

This young man had a few kind words about Moutheater after acquiring some of our records:
http://totaltotality.blogspot.com/2012/07/moutheater-colonial-12.html
http://totaltotality.blogspot.com/2012/05/vvegas-moutheater-split-7-discogs.html
http://totaltotality.blogspot.com/2012/06/vvegas-moutheater-split-7-part-ii.html

We are currently working on Halloween plans.  They will be announced shortly.

We're still working on the new record.  I have a lot of material saved up that we're slowly making our way through and working on.  We're four songs deep thus far.  We're still figuring out who's going to release it.

The Orament masters and layout are in the hands of Head2Wall.  We should have some info regarding it soon.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Come To Butthead

The limited re-print of the Moutheater shirt design by Give Up is now available for order at the Swim Harder Cassettes webstore for $10. We’ll have them at upcoming shows as well.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just because it's local...

...doesn't mean it's good or worth supporting.  Sitting around and patting each other on the ass for creating mediocre bullshit is only going to encourage people to create more mediocre bullshit. 

When I was younger and my shitty bands couldn't get on any of the good shows, it kept me focused and made me want to push myself and my bands to be better.  That sort of environment weeds out the crap and separates the men from the boys.  It's something that's very much lacking around here right now.

This sort of brings me to another point as well.  If you're not going to put everything you have into your band, if you're not going to really push yourself as an artist and musician to do something worthwhile, then you have no right to get upset when people don't take you or your band seriously.

If you're just aimlessly playing music "for fun" with no real purpose or drive behind it then that's your call.  It's none of my business and I'm certainly not out to police anyone or change minds.  But when you aren't respected as an artist, when your band gets overlooked for shows that you'd like to play, don't wonder why.

This really goes for a lot of things.  If you're not contributing in any way (booking shows, playing in bands, putting out records, making zines, running distros, etc) then don't expect to have an opinion that people take into consideration.  This attitude that I see where everyone wants to have a voice is bullshit.  You have to work to have a voice, you have to earn the right to have a say.  You can't just show up at a few shows, buy a few records off ebay, and expect to be taken seriously.  Get involved.  Be a part of what's happenening.  Earn your voice.

Punk culture isn't for everyone (and it shouldn't be), but it is for anyone.  What I mean by this is that it's an all welcoming culture that doesn't discriminate on trivial levels like race, religion, sexual preference, etc.  That's how it should be.  It does need to discriminate based on who is here for the "right" reasons though.  This culture (especially on the local level) can't sustain itself on people casually showing up and being involved when it's convenient.  It's sustained by people pushing, making things happen, and giving it their all.  If you're not going to do that then ok, come to the shows, hang out, and have a good time.  But be aware that you take a back seat when things that matter come up, when decisions have to be made, and when exciting things finally happen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ornament

I never thought we'd be talking about this record again.  After years of turmoil, we are very happy to announce that Ornamant will finally be available on vinyl for the first time via Ohio’s Head2Wall Records. It’ll be a limited edition of 250. More details soon.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bummer

Moutheater has to bail on the June 22nd show due to some family shit that came up with one of our dudes.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An FYI

Due to limited supplies, the “record/cd shipped for free” deal that we were doing on the bandcamp with download purchases of Ornament and Colonial is now over.

To purchase one of the last of our hard copies of those releases head over to the Swim Harder Cassettes webstore (www.swimhardercassettes.com) or hit us up at an upcoming show.

We will have the "Grunge Pedal" stickers and a re-print of the Give Up shirt design soon.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Moutheater Updates

We're playing this all local show in June.  Come hang and watch us blow the fuses again.  3000+ watts, no shit.

The dates with Godstopper have been cancelled.  Godstopper had some issues and had to cancel their tour (or part of it).  Hopefully they'll be coming through another time.

We're working on lining up a short trip up north.  Details soon.

Writing is going well.  I'm very excited about the new shit.  At the current pace, I'm hoping we'll be recording the LP sometime in the fall.  Not sure who will be putting it out just yet.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Youth. 90's. Moutheater.

Oh the memories of the Grunge pedal came rushing back when I saw this.  Probably my favorite Moutheater design that we've ever had.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Moutheater Discography

Moutheater’s entire discography is up on a bandcamp page that we recently put together. All of our OOP material is up for free download, including a comp track from 2008 called Signs Of Weakness and an unreleased track called Flawless Embrace that was the only song recorded during Brett’s time in the band on bass. Ornament is $5 and includes the CD mailed to you and Colonial is $6 and includes the LP mailed to you. All tracks are high quality wave files straight from the board.  Lyrics and album notes are posted as well.

www.moutheater.bandcamp.com

We also now have a tumblr page for show listings and other news.

www.retaehtuom.tumblr.com

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

May Day

So here’s the deal. Moutheater’s first show in 9 months. New lineup, and probably my favorite to date. Aaron Fishaw back on bass and Joey Chapman on guitar. That makes this the Lot Lizard through Ornament era lineup plus a second guitar. It’ll be our first show ever as a four piece. We’re currently working on new material for a future release that will be out who knows when, on whatever label steps up to the plate. More shows this summer and a possible short run up the east coast.

Monday, January 30, 2012

POWERLOVE

We’ve posted another demo song. The two that are up will be out on a cassette demo in the next few months on Swim Harder Cassettes. We’ve also added Tim Gault on drums making this band the exact same lineup as Lot Lizard up through Ornament era Moutheater. We should be playing shows by springtime.

http://www.pwrlv.net/
http://www.pwrlv.tumblr.com/
http://www.pwrlv.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Colonial" review on Halifax Collect

http://halifaxcollect.blogspot.com/2012/01/moutheater-colonial.html

"Moutheater's Colonial comes into my life with a little bit of everything. And that's good for a change. They sound to me as a well established band who are into differnt things and pretty good at mixing these influences into a coherent whole.

Colonial is similar in style to Moutheater's previous material in my opinion; heavy yet accessible, angry and I'd even say catchy at times. Opener "Keeping Secrets" is a strange combination of Queens of the Stone Age and heavier metal which switches up at the end of the song, like two songs tied into one. It starts of with a thundering Nick Oliveri-escue bass line and ends with screams of bloody murder, quite the opposite to where it started. An experiment that works.

"The Benefits of Self Mutilation" sounds like Kylesa, minus the blasting stoner type riffs. Like they stole Kylesa's rythm section and just sprayted some very simple and effective, brutal riffage on top. Also, again, the same bloody Neurosian screaming! Scott Kelly would be proud!

"Enslaved does sounds similar to Neurosis (before going all ambient) and also a bit slow and drony. It's a simple song, with a simple riff just repeated over and over again but somehow doesn't tire. Sort of like "Floyd the Barber" by Nirvana, which is an idiotically simple thing but somehow makes sense. I guess it's the delivery which counts at the end of the day. Simple verse chorus verse metal song, with a twist of lemon, as the man said.

Then to tie it all up the album ends with "Nauseous" which has these dreamy vocals layered on top of heavy rythms, leading to the hard rocking chorus. I can imagine this is what it feels like drifting in and out of a coma. Great way to end the (way too short) album.

Colonial clocks in at under 20 minutes so while listening on repeat it all somehow comes together as a consistent whole. I found myself leaving it on for long stretches of time, which incidentally also made it feel like a single long song. Next time I'd love to get a full LP out of Moutheater. It's one of those bands I really like when I listen to them but there isn't enough material to keep me hanging around for too long, although I always enjoy the time spent listening. Let's hope that changes soon."

- Theodór Helgason

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DA/PGSB split cassette

Debris Amour/Pan Galactic Straw Boss split cassette is out today.  c30.  Very small edition of 25.
SWIM HARDER CASSETTES WEBSTORE
SWIM HARDER CASSETTES WEBSITE
LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Sunday, January 15, 2012

POWERLOVE

This is the new band that I'm working on.  It’s Aaron (the original bass player from Moutheater) and myself doing goth/post-punk with our usual “early 90’s alternative” twist. Possibly a third member joining us. There’s a free download/stream of a demo song at the bandcamp page. More demo tracks coming soon online, I’ll be releasing a limited cassette demo of the songs this spring/summer on Swim Harder Cassettes, shows and more info coming soon. Get in touch if you’re interested in doing a 7inch/LP/split/whatever later on down the road.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Favorites of 2011

In no particular order...


Favorite Releases:

Cold Cave-Cherish The Light Years
(Gothy synth pop FFO: The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode)

Raspberry Bulbs-Nature Tries Again
(Blackened punk with post-punk influences FFO: Bone Awl, Akitsa, Circle Of Ourobrus)

Column Of Heaven-Ecstatically Embracing all that we Habitually Suppress
(Orthodox powerviolence FFO: The Endless Blockade, Iron Lung, Man Is The Bastard)

Fleshtemple-Secret Chiefs
(Evil, fast, pissed, hardcore FFO: Gehenna, Darkthrone, Pulling Teeth)

Prurient-Bermuda Drain
(Synth driven ambient power electronics FFO: Navicon Torture Technologies, Burning Star Core, Genocide Organ)

Prurient-Despiritualized
(Synthy industrial/power electronics FFO: Genocide Organ, Navicon Torture Tehnologies, The Bastard Noise)

Dead Language-s/t
(Blazing fast, tight as fuck powerviolence FFO: Iron Lung, No Comment, The Endless Blockade)

Brutal Supremacy (Iron Lung, Mind Eraser, Hatred Surge, Scapegoat-split)
(Some of the best in today's powerviolence on one record FFO: The Endless Blockade, Soul Swallower, Insect Warfare)

Soul Swallower-Devoured
(Unreal sounding weird, nasty, pv influenced hardcore FFO: Mind Eraser, Iron Lung, Double Negative)

Druglord-s/t
(Stoner/doom with what sounds like late 80's/early 90's northwest influences FFO: Electric Wizard, The Melvins, Tad)

Alberich-Psychology Of Love
(Synthy industrial FFO: Prurient, Genocide Organ, Ramleh)

Genocide Organ-:Under-Kontrakt:
(Death industrial FFO: Throbbing Gristle, MB, Navicon Torture Technologies)

Departure Chandelier-The Black Crest of Death, The Gold Wreath of War
(Droning ethereal black metal FFO: Akitsa, Ash Pool, Bone Awl)

Pig Heart Transplant/The Endless Blockade-split
(Excellent split of heavy, throbbing noise riffage and powerviolence FFO: early Swans, Iron Lung, The Bastard Noise)

Soft Kill-An Open Door
(Old school style goth/post-punk FFO: The Cure, Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen)

Joshua Norton Cabal/Disgust-split
(Noise/power electronics split FFO: The Bastard Noise, Deathpile, Macronympha)


Favorite re-issues:

Jesuit-Discography
(90's metallic hardcore FFO: Converge, early Cave In, and being sodomized by Brett Mathews)

Circle Of Ouroborus-Unituli
(Blackened post-punk FFO: Raspberry Bulbs, Joy Division, Akitsa)


Favorite sets:

Neurosis @ MDF
Iron Lung @ BFD
Jucifer @ Strange Matter
Jucifer @ Symphonic


Upcoming releases that I’m looking forward to getting my hands on in 2012:

New Pig Heart Transplant
New Walls
New Godflesh
New Swans
New Iron Lung
New Pharaoh